Fresh Cut Flowers: Floral Beauty with Double Duty

Shades of purple bring regal beauty to any room

Fresh cut flowers from the garden, or the market if you are like me and do not have one, are an easy and beautiful way to add life and color to your world. Fresh flowers can instantly spruce up your decor and create a sense of well-being in your home. Also, for some magical reason, having fresh flowers around just makes you feel more beautiful.

Exceptional long-lasting cut flowers commonly found at markets are Rose, Alstroemeria, Zinnia, Chrysanthemum, and colorful fillers such as Purple Statice, Limonium, and of course greenery. All of these flowers can last 14 to 21 days with proper care with the exception of roses, typically 7 to 10 days.

Floral sunshine in any room with these yellow beauties

Here is the best news. These flowers are commonly used in market bouquets. They are typically $5-$15 in my area. My favorite trick is to separate the flowers into three to four narrow mouth vases. One bunch can fill several rooms for just a few dollars per room.

Rose petals add instant beauty and luxury to great an instant spa at home

Double Duty: A bonus way to enjoy them and create your own spa experience at home is to pluck a few petals and add to a warm relaxing bath filled with your favorite aromatherapy bath oil. Relax. Inhale. Repeat.

So the next time you are at a market, you can “stop and smell the roses”… or pick up a dozen and change your world without stressing your wallet.

XOXO, Hope Maria